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Big Moose Mountain Trail

4.5 mile hike with about 2,000' elevation gain

Hiking Difficult

7.2 km
555 m
555 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
412 m
High Point
964 m
Big Moose Mountain Trail Map

This 4.5 mile hike to the summit of Big Moose Mountain will take 3 to 4 hours to complete depending on your fitness level. It is quite challenging due to the approximately 2,000 feet in elevation gain but you are rewarded with wonderful views of Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains.


Trail Head Directions: From the blinking light in the center of Greenville travel north 5.1 miles on Route 6/15. Turn onto the North Road (a dirt road) marked by a sign for Maine Public Reserve Lands – Little Moose Unit. At 6.6 miles on this road look for the trailhead and parking on the right.

For more info and photos of this hike, please visit my blog: <a href="http://www.ericsturgeon.com/blog/big-moose-mountain-hike/">Muddy Hike on Big Moose Mountain - Eric's Maine Life</a>



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation